Criminal Behavior and the Justice System

Psychological Perspectives

  • Hermann Wegener
  • Friedrich Lösel
  • Jochen Haisch

Part of the Research in Criminology book series (RESEARCH CRIM.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. When Law and Psychology Meet

    1. Hans F. M. Crombag
      Pages 1-13
  3. Prediction and Explanation of Criminal Behavior

  4. Legal Thought, Attribution, and Sentencing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-135
    2. Wilfried Hommers, Norman H. Anderson
      Pages 136-150
    3. A. Philip Sealy
      Pages 163-180
    4. Bernd Schünemann, Wolfgang Bandilla
      Pages 181-192
  5. Eyewitness Testimony

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-215
    2. Werner Wippich
      Pages 228-241
    3. Geoffrey M. Stephenson, Noel K. Clark, Bromley H. Kniveton
      Pages 254-270
    4. Siegfried Ludwig Sporer
      Pages 303-324
  6. Correctional Treatment: Clinical and Organizational Aspects

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 441-455

About this book


Readers of this book can gain novel insight into the various theoretical perspectives of psychology and law. It is demonstrated that psychology is not simply an applied discipline in the legal area, but that it contains its own concepts and paradigms for basic research. Legal psychology proves to be an independent, interdisciplinary part of psychology. The contributions represent the experience of different nationalities and judicial systems; emphasis is placed throughout on criminal law. Topics considered include: prediction and explanation of criminal behavior; legal thought, attribution, and sentencing; eyewitness testimony; and correctional treatment with clinical and organizational aspects.


Crime Crime Control Criminal Behavior Delinquency alcoholism cognition crime prevention diagnosis interaction memory perception personality police prevention psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Hermann Wegener
    • 1
  • Friedrich Lösel
    • 2
  • Jochen Haisch
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of PsychologyUniversity of Kiel, New UniversityKielGermany
  2. 2.Institute of PsychologyUniversity of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany
  3. 3.Department of General MedicineUniversity of UlmUlmGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-86019-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-86017-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7540
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